Conference: United Kingdom Association for Buddhist Studies (UKABS) Conference 2021

Date of event:   01/07/2021 − 02/07/2021

Title: Word, Image, Object, Performance
Duartion: 1.-2. July 2021
Format: “hybrid” conference
Organized by: The University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Buddhist Studies, Edinburgh, UK

The University of Edinburgh and EBS are proud to host the United Kingdom Association for Buddhist Studies (UKABS) conference on 1st and 2nd July 2021 with the following theme “Word, Image, Object, Performance”.

We are planning a “hybrid” conference, where online participation will be the norm, but – if possible – we will also gather a small group of UK-based participants in Edinburgh itself. Safety is our first priority, but we feel it is too early to completely rule out the possibility of gathering in person.

Conference presentations will be live and recorded. We welcome proposals from scholars all over the world. If we are able to include an Edinburgh-based meeting, participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

The keynotes will be delivered by Justin McDaniel (University of Pennsylvania) with his work titled “Cajoleries and Thin Description in the Study of Thai Buddhist Art”, and Pamela Winfield (Elon University) with her work “What’s in A Nāma? A Rūpa Would Smell as Sweet: Reflections on Sensational Buddhism”.

Due to the generosity of the Khyentse Foundation, there will be no conference fees for attendees and participants. Only registered participants will be able to attend the conference, participate in livestreams, and access recordings and posters/exhibits. Registration link is available here.

For more information about the conference, please visit the website here.

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